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Section 2 of Advocates Act 1961 - Definitions

 What are the Definitions? Section 2 of Advocates Act, 1961


Section 2 : Definitions

(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "advocate" means an advocate entered in any roll under the provisions of this Act:

(b) "appointed day", in relation to any provision of this Act, means the day on which that provision comes into force;

(c) [Omitted by Act 107 of 1976, w.e.f 15-10-1976]

(d) "Bar Council" means a Bar Council constituted under this Act;

(e) "Bar Council of India" means the Bar Council constituted under section 4 for the territories to which this Act extends;

(f) [Omitted by Act 60 of1973, w.e.f 31-1-1974]

(g) "High Court", except in sub-section (1) and sub-section (lA) of section 34 and in sections 42 and 43, does not include a court of the Judicial Commissioner, and, in relation to a State Bar Council, means:

(i) in the case of a Bar Council constituted for a State or for a State and one or more Union Territories, the High Court for the State;

(ii) in the case of the Bar Council constituted for Delhi, the High Court of Delhi;

(h) "law graduate" means a person who has obtained a bachelor's degree in law from any university established by law in India;

(i) "legal practitioner" means an advocate or vakil of any High Court, a pleader mukhtar or revenue agent;

(j) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(k) "roll" means a roll of advocates prepared and maintained under this Act;


(l) "State" does not include a Union Territory;

(m) "State Bar Council" means a Bar Council constituted under section 3;

(n) "State roll" means a roll of advocates prepared and maintained by a State Bar Council under section 17.

(2) Any reference in this Act to a law which is not in force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir or in the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu, shall, in relation to that State  that territory, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law, if any, in force in that State or that Territory, as the case may be.



Section 2 : Definitions


Section 3 : State Bar Councils

Section 4 : Bar Council of India

Section 5 : Bar Council to be body corporate

Section 6 : Functions of State Bar Councils

Section 7 : Functions of Bar Council of India

Section 7A : Membership in international bodies

Section 8 : Term of office of Members of State Bar Council

Section 8A : Constitution of Special Committee in the absence of election

Section 9 : Disciplinary Committees

Section 9A : Constitution of legal aid Committees

Section 10 : Constitution of committees other than disciplinary committees

Section 10A : Transaction of business by Bar Councils and committees thereof

Section 10B : Disqualification of members of Bar Council

Section 11 : Staff of Bar Council

Section 12 : Accounts and audit

Section 13 : Vacancies in Bar Councils and Committees thereof not to invalidate action taken

Section 14 : Election to Bar Councils not to be questioned on certain grounds

Section 15 : Power to make rules

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